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Happy New Year from Systema HQ

by Systema HeadQuarters Published: January 03, 2013

There are three stages of a man growing up: 1- He believes in Santa 2- He does not believe in Santa 3- He is Santa   It is New Year, and the judge is in a good mood, addressing the convicted: - What are you being accused of? - Of doing my holiday shopping too early. - There is nothing criminal about that! - The thing is that I was doing my shopping before the store opened...   - I read so much about the harmful effects of alcohol and smoking that I decided to quit. - Which one drinking or smoking? - Reading. […]

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Breath of Camp

by Systema HeadQuarters Published: March 13, 2012

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Ground Fighting Seminar by Adam and Brendon

by Systema HeadQuarters Published: December 20, 2011

Review by Valentina G. (Systema Student) I’d like to describe an exercise we did at the seminar that I found most interesting and helpful. ROLL AND CONTROL is a perfect preparation for fighting from the ground. Partner # 1 is walking in various directions. Partner # 2 follows him by rolling on the ground. All this is done with proper breathing and continuous movement for both practitioners. This drill provides relaxation through good pressure and stretch to the cervical spine. Cervical vertebrae from 1 through 6 are covered with fascia. […]

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Systema, Medicine and Life

by Systema HeadQuarters Published: April 12, 2011

This story was written by a lady doctor working in the military. The more I learn… the more I realize I don’t know.  I first encountered Systema as I embarked on a new phase of my life, the year I started medical school.  Although still in my mid-twenties, I recall thinking that I had already lived a lifetime and that although there were things to learn, they were mostly academic in nature, easily acquired through work and study. […]

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The Legendary Russian Warriors - The Story of Iliya Moorometz

by Systema HeadQuarters Published: September 28, 2010

Iliya Moorometz - or Iliya of the city of Moorom. He is the most well-known and loved warrior of ancient Russia, famous for his incredible strength, fighting skill, unique life story, kindness and righteousness, the qualities that brought him many victories over the attackers of Russia and over the forces of evil. The big painting you may have seen at our school is called "The Three Warriors". He is the one in the middle of the picture. […]